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BY ED KUGLER We live in historic times in America. The Left is in a full-scale war against a sitting President. Socialism is in vogue, thanks to Bernie Sanders. College campuses are social reeducation camps, and young Americans everywhere are sure life isn’t fair. Suddenly being offended, the current fad,...
~It’s time for sober second thoughts on climate alarms~ Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris Now that the excitement has died down over the news that Earth’s surface temperature made 2017 one of the hottest years on record, it is time for sober second thoughts. Did the January 18 announcement by the...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Congress is not yet engaged in business of any note. we want men of business among them. I really wish you were here. I am convinced it is in the power of any man who understands business, and who will undertake to keep a file of the...
BY BOB BARR Every once in a while — some would say in a long, long while — the federal government comes up with a good idea. For my Baby Boomer generation, many would say the Apollo Space Program merits such classification. More recently, though on a much smaller scale,...
BY SELWYN DUKE We don’t know the student’s name, but we do know that he hit a nerve — in fact, he hit a whole bunch of them. Identified only as a boy of Asian descent at C.K. McClatchy High School in California, the teen’s recent science-fair project, “Race and IQ,”...
BY ALLEN WEST How many of you remember that movie “Full Metal Jacket?” Of course what made the movie famous was the true portrayal of a Marine Drill Instructor by Gunnery Sergeant R. Lee Ermey (USMC. Ret). My older brother was a Vietnam-era Marine and I recall his stories about...
BY T.F. STERN While paramedics were still checking for victims of this latest school shooting, marching orders from gun grabbing leftists were being handed out.  “Get those guns, those evil guns must be rounded up for our children to be safe.”  No doubt the tragic loss of life in Parkland,...
~Weather, not human-caused CO2-fueled global warming, is responsible for California wildfires~ By Robert W. Endlich 2017 featured incredibly intense, damaging wildfires in California: first the Wine Country fires of October, and later the massive Thomas Fire in December. Each destroyed hundreds of homes, the latter in many of the affluent suburbs...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~A subtle suggestion during a jazz concert got me thinking about history, politics and energy~ What a marvelous evening it was. World-class drummer Tommy Igoe and his Birdland All-Stars treated the George Mason University Center for the Arts audience to a joyous evening of jazz, funk, Brazilian and...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~An informed decision-making process will safely produce energy that belongs to all Americans~ Under the current offshore energy program developed during the Obama years, 94% of the nation’s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) is off limits to leasing and drilling. Under the Draft Proposed Program (DPP) announced January 4...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I have no pleasure in the exercise of power … to fortify the principles of free government, to fence them by every barrier practicable, and to establish in the government habits of economy, present the principal means by which I can render any permanent service: and if...
BY ALLEN WEST There are a couple of sayings that apply to this story. The first one is even a broken clock is right twice a day. The other is, on occasion, even a blind squirrel can find a nut. So it is with the state which consistently exemplifies all...
BY T.F. STERN My wife and I own property on the north side of Houston and another piece of property half way between Dallas and Houston close to where the proposed High Speed Rail (HSR) reportedly would be constructed and operate.  Being a taxpayer and property owner means I have...
BY ED KUGLER Every day the headlines confirm what we already know. The ideology of Islam is archaic and has no place in modern society. Yet, we have leaders around the world who deny, cover up, pander and support the cause of a tyrannical, totalitarian system of government. What is...
Obama Closed War Memorials to Veterans; Trump Kept Them Open JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ During the shutdown of 2013, the Obama Administration turned our public lands and war memorials into political weapons, denying veterans access to the very monuments built in their honor. We were there; we stepped in; we stopped it....
GARY L. WELTON, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES I was a late adopter of Facebook. I had a nagging fear that no one would befriend me, and that my Facebook experience would become a monologue. Of course that was irrational. I currently have 257 friends, representing my connections during the...
BY BOB BARR In Washington’s theatrical production of “Shutdown: 2018” – directed by Sen. Chuck Schumer, produced by the Mainstream Media, and featuring all of Congress’ top stars – we saw Republicans and Democrats hopelessly mired in an intractable partisan gridlock.  As the hours trickled by in the 24-hour news...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Our busy scene is now approaching. the quiet tract into which we are endeavoring to get, neither meddling with the affairs of other nations, nor with those of our fellow citizens, but letting them go on in their own way, will shew itself in the statement of...
BY ALLEN WEST Tuesday evening, I spoke for Pastor John Hagee in San Antonio at his Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Leadership Summit. One of the points I stressed is that Christians, worldwide, must not only stand up for Israel, but also the Judeo-Christian faith heritage. As well, this ideological...
THEY WERE BELIEVERS - WITH STEVE FARRELL The apostle Paul prophesied the time would come when man's "conscience seared with a hot iron." (1) Part of that searing, sad to say, has come in the form of a modern secular state that has, plain as day, utilized curriculum mandates, accreditation...